About Our Staff
Dana Weary, DC, DABCO
Dr. Weary has been in practice since 1982, arriving in Spokane after a 3 year internship in Los Angeles. In 1996, he was awarded a Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics, an advanced certification requiring 3 years of post graduate study and board examination. He is full body certified in Active Release Technique, having begun training with Dr. Michael Leahy in 1998. He enjoys a very busy practice, treating patients of all ages and athletic ability, in part because of his strong relationship with dozens of physicians and other health care providers in Spokane and surrounding communities.
Dr. Weary’s passions include patient care, enjoying an active life with his incredible wife Dr. Kelli Pearson and their two dogs Booker and Beezy, and playing jazz guitar as often as possible.
Kelli Pearson, DC, DABCO
Dr. Pearson has been in practice since 1982, and in Spokane since 1984. She has been co-owner of Pearson & Weary Clinics with her husband, Dr. Weary, since 1989. Beginning in 1986, she joined Group Health Northwest as a clinician and director of chiropractic services, a position which continued for 14 years, before joining Dr. Weary full time. She has Diplomate certification in Chiropractic Orthopedics, and is currently completing her certification in Chiropractic Occupational Health. She is full body certified in Active release Technique as well as Graston Technique, two of the most effective soft tissue treatment strategies utilized in sports medicine today. Dr. Pearson has also enjoyed working with the Gonzaga Bulldogs from 1997 through the present, as well as the Spokane Shock, our local arena football team since their inception in 2006.
Dr. Pearson was recently elected as the District 1 Governor for the American Chiropractic Association, making her a member of the Board of Governors of the premiere national association of our profession. She has served 2 years as president of the Washington Chiropractic Association as well, and has taught post-graduate neurology to chiropractors for over 20 years. Dr. Pearson is passionate about helping people find their way back to health and raising the standards of care for patients in pain. She tries hard to embody the lifestyle and belief systems she teaches to others. To learn why Dr. Pearson chose to study as a Chiropractor, read this.
Ryan Johnson, DC
Dr. Johnson completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University – Idaho with a BS in Biology. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in December of 2008. Currently he is enrolled in the Master’s Program in Sports Medicine at Western States University. Before joining our clinic Dr. Johnson practiced in northern Utah. While there, he and his wife started an occupational health company, providing onsite care to aid in the prevention and management of work related injuries. He recently assumed Dr. Pearson’s position in providing care for the Spokane Shock, our local arena football team.
Dr. Johnson is active with his wife and 2 sons in their church and enjoys being a scout master and furniture builder in his spare time, along with maintaining a high level of fitness and strength.
Jamie Gore DC
Dr. Gore returns to her home State of Washington to begin her career in chiropractic with us, after following her dream to work in health care. She completed her training at the University of Wester States in 2014 after interning with us her senior quarter. She is passionated about helping people of all activity levels get out of pain and begin living healthier lives. Dr. Gore is certified in Active Release Technique, which we have found invaluable in relieving pain and restoring function. She enjoys spending her free time active outdoors whether hiking in the summer, or skiing in the winter. She also has an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and enjoys reading and learning whenever possible.
Jennifer Matsch, DC
After a terrible fall at the age of 14, Dr. Matsch was sent to Pearson & Weary for chiropractic care. It was here where her passion for helping people feel better blossomed. She began her education journey in Oregon at Linfield College where she received her BS in Exercise Science. Dr. Matsch completed her chiropractic training at the University of Western States receiving both her doctoral degree and Masters of Science in Exercise Sports Science. She has returned home to begin working with the general public as well as local athletes to improve their health and happiness. She is also certified in Active Release Technique, a wonderful tool used to improve function.
Melissa Poole, LMP
Melissa joins our team after having provided massage for over four years. She is a 2009 graduate of Inland Massage Institute located in Spokane, Washingotn. Melissa grew up in a family that owned an adult family home. This experience helped her develop the compassion that complements her amazing clinical skills and understanding. We are thrilled with the feeedback we have receivd from patients how have experienced her expertise and now feel better freedom of movment and function! She has developed a reputation of a team player and regularly makes suggestions for her patients when it appears they need additional help with exercise and Chiropractic care.
Trina Rainey, LMP
Trina Rainey, LMT is a talented new addition to our massage staff. She comes to this profession after years of working in the retail industry, but boy has she found her stride in this profession as well. Trina’s commitment to customer service served her well, raising 4 children. After deciding to follow her heart, she began training at Carrington College and finished with a 4.0 GPA, while receiving the “Award of Excellence”. Trina understands that the combination of massage, manipulation and exercise are often needed to turn a tough case around. We are excited to have her.
Rachel Fridye, LMP
- Leann Ambrose – Front Desk Manager
- Lindsey Fluaitt – Front Desk and Reception
- Kenzee Allen- Front Desk and Reception
- Jessica Davenport – Front Desk and Reception
- Kassi Ambach – Billing Manager
- Lauren Ambrose – Billing and Claims Assistant
- Becca Libby – Eligibility Specialist
- Michelle Caudill – Transcription
- Yolanda Loseo – Bookkeeper
Training and Medical Affiliations
- Family Medicine of Spokane
104 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 200 West
Spokane, Washington 99204
Family Medicine Spokane (FMS) is a fully accredited Family Medicine residency program affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine. Established in 1972, it is the educational objective of FMS to prepare its graduates for practice in rural and underserved urban communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The sponsoring institution for FMS is Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital.
Drs. Kelli Pearson and Dana Weary have been teaching FMS residents for over 20 years as an instrumental part of the required Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine curriculum. Dr. Pearson not only has residents in her office, but takes them with her to evaluate and treat athletes at Gonzaga University. Dr. Pearson also regularly conducts conferences at the Family Medicine Spokane clinic for residents, faculty and staff regarding work and sports related injuries. She has the unique ability to understand and integrate the application of allopathic, osteopathic and chiropractic medicine in the care of our patients.
- University of Washington School of Medicine
Third year medical students from the University of Washington receive family medicine training in Spokane as part of the five state WWAMI medical education program. While spending a day at Pearson and Weary Chiropractic, students learn first hand how family medicine and chiropractic specialities work together to improve our patient’s health, and receive instruction in basic examination procedures that allow them to diagnose some conditions that commonly respond to chiropractic care.
One of the goals of the student’s family medicine training is to see how specialties work together to meet our patients needs for management of chronic conditions, as well as for promoting healthy lifestyles. The close collaboration between the doctors at Pearson and Weary Chiropractic Clinic and the patient’s family physician shows the students a “real life view” of how to provide excellent integrative care and help our mutual patients become active again.
- Cancer Care Voluntary Program
- Members of Project Access
- Members of Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Members of the American Chiropractic Association
- Members of the Washington State Chiropractic Association
- GONZAGA UNIVERSITY
Treatment facilty in the Gonzaga University Training Room
- GONZAGA UNIVERSITY
Crew, basketball, soccer baseball, volleyball, golf, cross country & tennis
- Spokane Shock
Arena Football team